UMEDA Hideharu

Dean, Faculty of Cultural Policy and Management

  • Department of Art Management
  • Graduate School of Cultural Policy and Management
E-mail h-umed@suac.ac.jp
Research Keywords:
Performing Arts studies, Balinese music, Balinese shadow theater
Degrees M.A. (International studies), Oberlin University (1994)
B.A. (Musicology), Kunitachi College of Music (1986)
Selected Professional Experiences Associate Professor, Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts (1999/4-2012/3)
Music Librarian, Library of Kunitachi College of Music (1990/4-1999/3)
Congress Organizer, Japan Convention Service (1988-1990)
Research Fields Ethnomusicology
Major Publications
  • "Between Adat and Agama: The Future of the Religious Role of the Balinese Shadow Puppeteer, Dalang." Asian and African Area Studies, 5(2), pp.121-136, 2006.
  • "Island of Entertainment of Paradise of Recuperation?: Prospect of Performing Arts in Bali Tourism." Journal of Asia Pacific Tourism and Hospitality. vol.2, pp.17-25, 2007.
  • "Cultural Policy on Balinese Performing Arts: The First Decade of LISTIBIYA." in TERADA Yoshitaka ed. Authenticity and Cultural Identity: Performing Arts in Southeast Asia, Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, pp.43-59, 2007.
  • "Senzen no Nihon niokeru Taishogoto no Yushutsu to sono Indonesia eno Denpa" [The Export of Taisho-goto from pre-World War 2 Japan and its Spread to Indonesia]. Shizuoka University of Art and Culture Bulletin, Vol.17, pp.57-64, 2017. (in Japanese)
  • Barito no Kagee-ningyoshibai wayan [Balinese Shadow Theatre, Wayang] Tokyo: Mekong, 2020. (in Japanese)
Academic Organizations The Society for Research in Asiatic Music
The Musicological Society of Japan


I am not only a researcher of ethnomusicology, but also active at home and abroad as a performer of Balinese gamelan music and puppet theater, Wayang.